1.0 Server Migration Overview

ZENworks 11 SP3 does not support 32-bit operating systems, OES 2 32-bit and 64-bit, and OES 11 64-bit servers.

One of the pre-requisites for ZENworks upgrade is that all Primary Servers in the Management Zone have supported architecture. Before proceeding with the upgrade, all the Primary Servers with unsupported architecture have to be migrated to supported architecture.

The ZENworks Server Migration tool facilitates the migration of servers with unsupported architecture to supported architecture.

To migrate a Primary Server from unsupported to supported architecture:

  1. First, a new server with supported architecture is added to the current Management Zone.

  2. The ZENworks Server Migration tool is launched on the new server.

  3. This tool copies the Content files and Configuration files from the unsupported server to the new server.

  4. This tool replicates the network configuration of the unsupported server on the new server and disables the network configuration on the unsupported server.

  5. At the end of the Server Migration process, the newly added server takes the identity of the server with the unsupported architecture.

IMPORTANT:Migration of multiple servers simultaneously is not supported. Only one server can be migrated at a time.